Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training for Palliative Care Clinicians 11.19.19
Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) builds skills for living with greater awareness, openness, and engagement in valued life pursuits. ACT integrates brief training in mindfulness and acceptance of thoughts and feelings with strategies for behavior change that help individuals move toward doing what they value most in life. During this workshop, the ACT Matrix is a tool for clinicians to use while interviewing patients, formulating cases, devising interventions, and making recommendations for ongoing care. The tool is appropriate for use with inpatients and outpatients presenting with a wide range of medical challenges. The goal of the workshop is for attendees to achieve increasing confidence throughout the training in using the ACT Matrix for managing consults and clinic visits effectively and efficiently.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
-Describe Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and its potential utility in palliative care patients
-List examples of ACT interventions they can employ at the bedside of a distressed patient in a time-efficient manner
8:00–10:00 ACT: Introduction & Skill Training
10:15-12:00 ACT: Clinical Applications
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses
Stuart Libman, MD, Board Certified in General & Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, ACBS Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer
Susan E. Jarquin, PhD, Psychologist III, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pain Rehabilitation Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Division of Pain Medicine
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 3.75 Attendance